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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 165.00
The great diversity of contexts in which the term Postmodernism is currently encountered reflects the remarkable success of a coinage that has been in circulation for only about forty years. It has been used by philosophers, sociologists, art critics and literary historians to become, finally, a household word in the language of advertising and politics.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 128.00
In the Imitation and the Image of Man James S. Hans presents his conception of the mimetic. His primary goal to this study is to broaden several kinds of discourse: first, to redfine our conception of the literary; second, to expand our ideas of the kinds of things that can be treated together; third, to enrich our understanding of the possibilities... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
Mark Twain once wrote, "We are nothing but echoes." Despite this pronouncement, Twain's voice continues to reverberate in the 21st century. Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn helped define modern American literature, creating The Huck Finn Tradition in contemporary writing. This volume discusses the intertextual connections between... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95
Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?; an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man?s work as a critical... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 40.00
The Limits of Literary Historicism is a collection of essays arguing that historicism, which has come to dominate the professional study of literature in recent decades, has become ossified. By drawing attention to the limits of historicism—its blind spots, overreach, and reluctance to acknowledge its commitments—this... more...
- Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 23.99
For almost three decades, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing across disciplinary boundaries. Today she remains one of the foremost figures in the study of world literature and its cultural consequences. In this new book she declares the death of comparative literature as we know it... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 168.00
Starting from a comprehensive examination of current poststructuralist and sociosemiotic theories of narrative, this book formulates an interactive model of literary interpretation and pedagogy emphasising process, critical self-awareness and strategies of rereading/rewriting. A literary pedagogy premised on the concept of 'rewriting', the author argues,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 50.00
An initial proposition is made that literary theory is divided into two broad, antithetical camps - one where the focus is purely textual, the other where the focus is on context. Section One is devoted to resolving this central dichotomy by examining issues that are highly contentious within literary theory (the author, intention, value, postmodernism... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 37.14
Hauptbeschreibung In diesem Jahr haben wir in die Mitte des Jahrbuchs einen Schwerpunkt "Medien und Medizin" gestellt, der Ergebnisse einer 2009 in der Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung München von uns ausgerichteten und von der Münchner Universitätsgesellschaft geförderten Tagung vereint. Über diesen Schwerpunkt hinaus vereint der fünfte Band... more...